There’s something about a spacious, well-designed walk-in closet that brings movie montages to mind. You know the scenes: the ones where the protagonist is pulling clothes off hangers and rifling through drawers to find an outfit that will either give them the confidence to land their dream job or make an ex realize what they’re missing out on.

If those scenarios haven’t already happened in these closets from the WL archives, they should—because they’ve all got storage and style that are worthy of the big screen. Keep on scrolling to see what we mean.

Photo: Michelle Johnson

It’s Lit

There’s a lot to love about this walk-in closet designed by Katie Rioux and Candice Arcuri of DWK Interiors. The drawers, chandelier and illuminated shelves give off boutique shop vibes—plus, each of the room’s Ketra mood lighting settings is named after a luxury brand. Chanel, for instance, gives off a soft glow. See more of this fashion-inspired Calgary home.

Statement Piece

The large island technically divides the two sides of this closet, but it also fills a gap; it’s the exact same size as the skylight that’s situated above it. “It’s like a puzzle—it just fits in place,” says homeowner and RNDSQR creative director Majida Devani. “If we ever move, I’m for sure going to miss that closet.” Explore the rest of this playful, modern home.

The primary bedroom has smoked glass doors
Photo: Kalu Interiors

Door Prize

We’re often told that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but Aleem Kassam of Kalu Interiors is making us begin to question that. The custom cabinets and drawers, designed for the homeowner’s unique storage needs, are hidden behind eye-catching bronze smoked glass barn doors. Check out the rest of this primary bedroom and ensuite.


Lined with mirrors, this dressing room is super glitzy and glamorous—but that’s only one of the reasons we’re coveting it. Designer Julie Lanctot tailored this walk-in closet specifically to the homeowner. “We measured all of her clothes and designed pull-outs for scarves and jewellery, along with a valet rod so she can hang her outfits while she’s selecting them for the day,” she says. Step inside this sophisticated Calgary home.

walk in closet bedroom
Photo: Ema Peter

Hide Away

Designer Andrea Rodman went all out for the design of this 10,000-square-foot home in Victoria. “It was one of those projects where you got to expand as a creative professional, push your limits and expand your capabilities,” she says. No wonder the walk-in closet looks so good! The custom millwork, like many other elements of the home, taps into the serenity of Scandinavian and Japanese design. The fact that it’s clutter-free helps, too. Tour the rest of this Oak Bay dream home.

Hot Desk

Designers Alanna Dunn and Reena Sotropa filled this home with bold patterns and punchy colours, and the walk-in closet is no exception. Complete with custom green millwork, World Away drawer handles and Manuel Canovas wallpaper, it’s a lively space for getting ready—and getting work done. It includes a mini workspace (what Dunn calls “a landing pad”) where the homeowner can sit with a laptop and quickly answer emails. See the before and after renovation photos.